Every mother knows that smoking is bad for her babies...well every human mother.
But maybe somebody should have told this mother bird who has made a nest for her newborns in the ashtray of a block of flats in Peterborough.
Eagle-eyed resident Andrew Stevens spotted the mother bird flitting in and out of the ashtray attached to the flats in Emperor Way in Fletton about a month ago.
Upon realising that she had laid eggs in the receptacle, he informed other residents not to use the ashtray and put a label on the exterior to warn visitors.
And now it’s full of life, as at least five new born birds have made themselves at home inside.